Follow ZeroHedge in Real time on FinancialJuice Apparently, the highlight of the round-up of the G8 summit in Lough Erne might just have been that David Cameron went for a morning dip to swim a couple of lengths. That’s about as far as he might have got anyhow, considering that little all else was decided. Show More Summary
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that his government reserves the right to arm rebels in Syria without a vote in the House of Commons, saying that not holding a vote will allow the government to act “very swiftly.” Cameron’s...Show More Summary
First of all there was the simple pleasure at Lough Erne looking wonderful, an English friend saying “didn’t Enniskillen look beautiful” and even the rain staying off, mostly. I admit I was chuffed to see Jon Snow presenting lakeside “fresh in from Iran.. on a beautiful Fermanagh evening.” And never mind Obama. Unfashionable as it [...]
There is nothing more likely to spark anger than an unfair tax regime.
In the middle of the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland early this week, the host, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and his closest international partner, President Obama, were embarrassed by the latest revelations of secret spying sprung on them by elusive whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
This is the front page of the Irish News this morning. It makes the legitimate point that whilst David Cameron was telling the world Northern Ireland has changed, a four year old girls received minor burn injuries from a petrol bomb thrown into Bryson Street in the Short Strand. The incident brought substantive comment from [...]
British Prime Minster David Cameron revealed via Twitter on Tuesday that during the G8 summit there was a brief security concern over the discovery of unused World War II-era bombs. The WWII bombs were discovered last week in Lough Erne by security forces shortly ahead of the talks. Show More Summary
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in recent memory, Prime Minister David Cameron let a cat out of the bag.
The UK's David Cameron announced that Britain's 10 crown dependencies and overseas territories--Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Jersey, Gilbraltar, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, and the British Virgin Islands--would sign on to the OECD's multilateral convention on Mutual...
G-8 leaders from left, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir...Show More Summary
This is from the Telegraph Politics Evening Briefing, which is available to anyone who signs up here. TAX; TRANSPARENCY; TOURISM? David Cameron ended the G8 summit in Northern Ireland with a "tax action plan" that will force British firms to "obtain and hold adequate, accurate and current information" about who ultimately controls them. Mr Cameron [...]
We have made more progress in 20 hours than in the last 20 years, said George Osborne with typical modesty when describing the possibility that there will be some extraordinary deal out of the G8 that stuns the world and introduces fairness, justice and total transparency on the question of transcontinental taxation. I will not [...]
As summits go, the one at Magor services got slightly less media attention than the one hosted by David Cameron in Northern Ireland. But if you use the M4 regularly, for business or pleasure (if that's possible), then the outcome ofShow More Summary
It must be time that David Cameron either gave his Minister Without Portfolio, Ken Clarke, a portfolio to keep him out of mischief, or returned him to the back benches. At present, having not got a proper job, he seems to spend his time creating dissent within the Conservative Party. Not only that, but by [...]
You had me up until “al-Assad’s departure”: David Cameron tried at the G8 leaders’ summit to create “a clarifying moment” that would pave the way for a Syrian peace conference, by setting out the terms those present should agree on as the basis for a transition to a government after Bashar al-Assad’s departure. A failure [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
At his awkward press conference with David Cameron on Sunday, Vladimir Putin made an astonishing claim – the Syrian rebels eat people. It happens to be true. Putin was presumably referring to Abu Sakkar, a rebel leader who videoed himself eating a combatant’s lung. Sakkar explained that he did it in revenge for footage he [...]
Speaking at the opening of the G8 yesterday, David Cameron talked up the prospect of a new transatlantic trade deal. He is right to do so. The easier it is to trade across the Atlantic, the better for us all. Transatlantic trade underpins much of our prosperity. One of the reasons the world managed to [...]
3:30 am || Attends second G-8 Summit sessions; G8 Summit Site, Lough Erne, Northern Ireland 7:00 am || Participates in a “walk and talk” with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland 7:15 am... -
Doug Bandow The G8 is meeting in Northern Ireland’s Belfast. The group of important industrial states is chaired this year by British Prime Minister David Cameron. London’s three top objectives are trade, taxation, and transparency. No doubt, there will be a flurry of ponderous public statements and breathless press analyses. Show More Summary
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the beginning of formal negotiations for an E.U.-U.S. trade agreement, which he said could result in “the biggest bilateral trade deal in history” and which the Associated Press reports aims to, “.. Show More Summary